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Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2003, 02:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By MaryEllen
I must add my enthusiastic agreement that the...

I must add my enthusiastic agreement that the Tony Rice/Lightfoot LP is a must! It's very accessible, even to those who might not always like bluegrass. His cover of "Whispers of the North" is my...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2003, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,915
Posted By MaryEllen
Thanks, Char! Lovely story & photos. I have...

Thanks, Char! Lovely story & photos. I have bookmarked this page; hope it never goes away.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2003, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By MaryEllen
Actually, how many "happy songs" does Gord have? ...

Actually, how many "happy songs" does Gord have? That's a good topic for another thread!

I think that coping with heartache is perhaps Gord's main theme, and although I'm not even an armchair...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2003, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,274
Posted By MaryEllen
I love trains, too. My Grandpa was a dispatcher...

I love trains, too. My Grandpa was a dispatcher for N&W (Norfolk and Western) in Ohio.

Recommended book:

"The Last Steam Train in America," photographs by O. Winston Link, mostly of N&W trains...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2003, 08:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,039
Posted By MaryEllen
Disk 4 was the revelation when I first got the...

Disk 4 was the revelation when I first got the set, because I had become a lapsed Lighthead. And it's still the one I go back to most often--funnily enough, I usually head straight for a modest...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2003, 01:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,061
Posted By MaryEllen
PS. He also said that the "zippo lighter" was...

PS. He also said that the "zippo lighter" was actually a poptop beer can being opened. Carling Black Label, I think.
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2003, 01:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,061
Posted By MaryEllen
Ooo! I know that one! Richard Harison, who...

Ooo! I know that one!

Richard Harison, who worked for Gord at the time as (I think) a sound engineer, said on another board that it was "pick a potato."
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2003, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,666
Posted By MaryEllen
Seconded! I've said before that I didn't fully...

Seconded! I've said before that I didn't fully appreciate the caliber of artist Gord is for years because of the sheer aural beauty of his voice. I thought that with an instrument like that he must...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2003, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,424
Posted By MaryEllen
There is a very beautiful post about "If You Need...

There is a very beautiful post about "If You Need Me" by "Donaldfluffy" on page 8 of the "Favorite Lightfoot Song and Why" thread--it touched me almost as much as the song. It's about how Gord's...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2003, 01:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,784
Posted By MaryEllen
That fella who plays Aragon in the "Lord of the...

That fella who plays Aragon in the "Lord of the Rings" movie. I think he's fair-haired in real life, too.
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2003, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,652
Posted By MaryEllen
Oma, have you ever checked out eBay? The...

Oma, have you ever checked out eBay? The "Songbook" set is often listed there with bids starting at about $20.00. And the bidding sometimes doesn't go much higher.

If you don't want to put your...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2003, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,652
Posted By MaryEllen
Yeah, I do--Gord rocks out!--as he would say,...

Yeah, I do--Gord rocks out!--as he would say, "Alright!"

In fact, I wish he had/would do more stuff like this and "Boathouse." He's got great rock & roll chops.
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2003, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By MaryEllen
DMD3: Have you ever heard Elvis's song "In...

DMD3:

Have you ever heard Elvis's song "In the Ghetto" on an oldies station? Basically, it is the same theme: a child born in that situation has little chance of success, or perhaps even...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2003, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,994
Posted By MaryEllen
Back in "the day" (1970s) of Gord's greatest...

Back in "the day" (1970s) of Gord's greatest popularity, you could have heard almost all his current music at any given time, because that was the era of FM "alternative" radio. These stations (and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2003, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By MaryEllen
I said on an old thread that I don't believe Gord...

I said on an old thread that I don't believe Gord will get into the R&R Hall of Fame while Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone magazine founder) is one of its head honchos.

I don't think these two...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2003, 10:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,595
Posted By MaryEllen
OK, after several months posting on this board,...

OK, after several months posting on this board, here's my first topic--be kind!

It was suggested by Oma, Gwen, Brink, Cathy, Auburn Annie, and Borderstone's reminiscences in the "Celebration"...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2003, 02:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,570
Posted By MaryEllen
Now, I, for one, don't care about the motivation...

Now, I, for one, don't care about the motivation of the busdriver who first posted this topic, because it has evoked some interesting responses!

Brink, I think you have the same problem with "Don...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2003, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,838
Posted By MaryEllen
I feel terrible for maybe inadvertently being the...

I feel terrible for maybe inadvertently being the cause of your taking offense and cutting out, Bill. But in rereading the above posts, I swear I can't figure out which one was "petty." Only...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2003, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,838
Posted By MaryEllen
I'd love to check this out, but what's the URL? ...

I'd love to check this out, but what's the URL?

There are *lots* of Harry Chapin websites!
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2003, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By MaryEllen
It's not my favorite, but I think "The Last Time...

It's not my favorite, but I think "The Last Time I Saw Her" is Gord's best performance on record. And I've read that it was done in one take!

PS. I know you said ONE, but my FAVORITE vocal...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2003, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By MaryEllen
For the syndicated Saturday Night reruns, they...

For the syndicated Saturday Night reruns, they have cut all the hour-and-a-half shows down to an hour. So Gord's second number is not shown, or the bit where John Belushi (as the Samurai Tailor) cut...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2003, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,011
Posted By MaryEllen
Bless you for taking this trouble, Char. What a...

Bless you for taking this trouble, Char. What a wonderful gift--and to think I almost didn't check in on Corfid tonight!

He does look fine and sound better, doesn't he?
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2003, 02:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,446
Posted By MaryEllen
Gwen et al.: Being from Maryland, I tend to...

Gwen et al.:

Being from Maryland, I tend to think of "our" Bay, the Chesapeake, when I hear Gord's nautical songs. Our estuary is not so fearsome as the northern waters, though. MD has a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2003, 10:51 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,732
Posted By MaryEllen
Yeah--if you really wanted to be a purist about...

Yeah--if you really wanted to be a purist about this, Gord doesn't qualify as a folk artist. He's "adult contemporary"!

But be that as it may--my list includes both "traditional" and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2003, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,819
Posted By MaryEllen
For his two eldest children. In his notes on...

For his two eldest children. In his notes on "Pony Man" in the "Songbook" set, Gord remarks that he was only rarely a guitar-playing Daddy (i.e, cool to have around), and that he's only lately...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2003, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By MaryEllen
Thanks, Annie! Pt 2 was in the...

Thanks, Annie!

Pt 2 was in the alt.music.lightfoot Google archives (also posted there by Wayne Francis in 1996):

Here is part 2 which covers a stint at Washington DC's Cellar Door.
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2003, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,028
Posted By MaryEllen
Border and others, you don't need a credit card...

Border and others, you don't need a credit card to buy things on eBay. I've won (and paid for) hundreds of auctions using postal money orders. Most sellers will take them. They cost 90 cents,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2003, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By MaryEllen
In our elation at the rescue of this brave young...

In our elation at the rescue of this brave young woman, let's not forget her comrades from the 507th who are still missing. One of them was Pfc Shoshana Johnson of Austin, TX. She's a single mother.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2003, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,667
Posted By MaryEllen
When the Hawk's illness was revealed last year,...

When the Hawk's illness was revealed last year, someone on the Band's main site posted a paraphrase of the old saw that "The last things living after a global thermonuclear war would be a rat eating...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2003, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,934
Posted By MaryEllen
Borderstone, reading your last post and its...

Borderstone, reading your last post and its reference to "little book" reminded me of *another* childhood frame-of-reference memory that this song triggers--and I hadn't even been aware of it before!...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2003, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,162
Posted By MaryEllen
I think Gord has been quoted as (slyly) saying...

I think Gord has been quoted as (slyly) saying that this song is about more than one kind of triangle. Look closely (with a dirty mind) and you will note that one interpretation could be very...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2003, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,599
Posted By MaryEllen
1. Too Late for Prayin' 2. IYCRMM 3. ...

1. Too Late for Prayin'
2. IYCRMM
3. Shadows
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2003, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,173
Posted By MaryEllen
Gwen, what acronyms? The only one I used was...

Gwen, what acronyms? The only one I used was DVD?

I also used *initials*--GL and LH--for Gord and Levon Helm of The Band. Used LH for Levon (in the same sentence as his complete name) when...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2003, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,173
Posted By MaryEllen
Oooh, yeah! The version that's in the movie is...

Oooh, yeah! The version that's in the movie is actually the reprise. Those few seconds just before Dylan starts strumming the chords--the looks on Robertson's, Danko's, and Helm's faces --"OK,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2003, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,173
Posted By MaryEllen
Titan, "If you can't follow me down" probably is...

Titan, "If you can't follow me down" probably is a reference to the old blues song "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"--one of Bob Dylan's favorites when he was performing with The Band (he did it twice...
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